Soul Taken (The Life After trilogy, Book 1)

The Life After trilogy

Book 1
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After-life just got a lot more complicated

Maggie is a Soul Collector. It’s her job to transport souls from the Living Realm to the After – but during a mission to New England to find a stolen soul, she ends up stuck in a teen mean girl’s body. Trapped, Maggie’s soul is catapulted into Ally’s life – and the human world she hasn’t experienced for one hundred years.

But, as a descendant of the most powerful beings in the After, Maggie must rescue Ally before the girl’s soul dies... To survive, Maggie must uncover devastating secrets – because with one soul taken by a terrifying enemy, Maggie’s could be next!

Praise for Katlyn Duncan

‘I really loved this book. From the first page I was totally hooked and couldn’t put it down until I was finished.’ – Dark Faerie Tales.

‘Soul Taken is a BRILLIANT read! ...I fell in love with make everything about reading Soul Taken special and unique. This is one of those books to look out for.’ – A Diary of a Book Addict

‘Katlyn Duncan’s YA debut, Soul Taken, is a thrilling ride that will leave you breathless for the next page, and curious to find the true soul we nurture within.’ – Jennifer Murgia, author of the ANGEL STAR series & BETWEEN THESE LINES

The Life After series:

1. Soul Taken

2. Soul Possessed

3. Soul Betrayed

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Before college, before responsibilities, Hadley Beauman and best friend Lily are determined to have a summer to remember.

There will be all the usual dramas - ex-boyfriends who don't seem to know what 'ex' means, pesky younger brothers with unrequited crushes, but what Hadley didn't anticipate was the out-of-the-blue return of the seriously hot boy-next-door, Will Carson. The boy who broke her heart when he skipped town two years ago.

Will may have shot up a foot and filled out (oh yes), but inside he carries the weight of guilt - for leaving, for coming back... Now he's just passing through to tie up loose ends but it's clear the old chemistry still crackles between him and Hadley. Trouble is, it's built on two years of lies...

This summer might just be the best time of their lives, but is Hadley ready for everything to change - again?

Praise for Katlyn Duncan's The Life After series

‘I really loved this book. From the first page I was totally hooked and couldn’t put it down until I was finished.’ - Dark Faerie Tales on Soul Taken

‘Soul Taken is a BRILLIANT read! ...I fell in love with make everything about reading Soul Taken special and unique. This is one of those books to look out for.’ - A Diary of a Book Addict

'Katlyn Duncan’s YA debut, Soul Taken, is a thrilling ride that will leave you breathless...’ - Jennifer Murgia, author of the ANGEL STAR series & BETWEEN THESE LINES

‘I loved every page of Soul Possessed ... ONE of the best I’ve read this year!’ – Dark Novella

'The plot was original and I did not see some things coming. The writing was spectacular... There was the perfect amount of angst, tension, and passion all blended together.’ – Tween 2 Teen Books on Soul Possessed

'Soul Possessed takes this story to a whole new level. In this book, the stakes have been raised, extra layers have been added to a story that will keep you glued to its pages...’ – Realm of the Shappired Dragon

'absolutely epic conclusion to this series... Katlyn Duncan has a fan in me and I can't wait to see what she has planned next!' - The Best Books Ever on Soul Betrayed

'Soul Betrayed was a perfect ending to the series. ... I was lost in the story, from the first page to the last. I only wish that maybe there will be more from this world that Duncan created so magically.' - Polished Readers

' a wonderful conclusion to The Life After series. Fans of the series, you won't be disappointed. And, YA lovers, this is a series worth checking out.' - Imagine a World on Soul Betrayed

Katlyn Duncan
‘A beautifully written novella. Perfect holiday reading.’ - Mine of Books Blog

This year, if Hadley wrote her dream Christmas list, it would go something like this:

1. Spend every waking – and sleeping – moment with her incredibly gorgeous boyfriend, Will.

2. Figure out what’s been bugging him lately. Yes, going away to college has been tough...but it’s time they reconnected.

3. Enjoy a sparkling Christmas in New York City, gazing at the Rockefeller tree, going ice skating, and drinking steaming mugs of cocoa in Central Park.

So, driving off to spend Christmas in a rustic cabin in the woods wasn’t exactly the plan. But when it comes to her irresistible, and at times, impossible boyfriend, nothing’s ever that simple. And as fantasies of an icy Times Square are replaced by a clumsily decorated tree, making snowmen and the warmth of a log fire, Hadley feels herself falling in love all over again.

Except does Will have something to tell her that could change Hadley’s happily-ever-after Christmas dreams into a not-so-winter wonderland after all?

Don't miss this festive sequel novella to This Summer

Praise for Katlyn Duncan

'a delightful Christmas read. Through their ups and downs, Hadley and Will have me constantly smiling – they’re such a sweet couple and I’m hoping I get to read more from them both soon. If you like your Christmas stories short and sweet, This Christmas definitely needs adding to your list!' - 4 STARS from Reviewed the Book

'I loved how into all things Christmas Hadley was. ... She was beyond adorable in this book. Her excitement about Christmas was totally infectious and got me in the mood for the holidays.' - Book Briefs

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Publisher
HarperCollins UK
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Published on
May 1, 2013
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Pages
320
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ISBN
9781472017093
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Love & Romance
Juvenile Fiction / Paranormal, Occult & Supernatural
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Katlyn Duncan
The complete and unforgettable The Life After trilogy available to purchase together for the first time!

Soul Taken

After-life just got a lot more complicated

Maggie is a Soul Collector. It’s her job to transport souls from the Living Realm to the After – but during a mission to New England to find a stolen soul, she ends up stuck in a teen mean girl’s body. Trapped, Maggie’s soul is catapulted into Ally’s life – and the human world she hasn’t experienced for one hundred years.

But, as a descendant of the most powerful beings in the After, Maggie must rescue Ally before the girl’s soul dies... To survive, Maggie must uncover devastating secrets – because with one soul taken by a terrifying enemy, Maggie’s could be next!

Soul Possessed

Life after Life

Now Maggie has been given the chance of her after-life to become a Guard, nothing will stand in her way. Not even the undeniable attraction she feels for her trainer and past love—Jackson. But when the battle between Shadowed and Guard begins again which side will she choose?

When her boss, Felix, partners Jackson and Maggie up with Ally and Cooper to investigate terrifying Shadowed activity in a small New England town, she doesn’t think it could get any worse. Jackson and Cooper barely tolerate each other and this time, Maggie isn’t just proving her loyalty to the Guard during one mission...she has a side mission too. One so secret and so dangerous she can’t tell a soul...

Soul Betrayed

A Life for a Life

The battle between Shadowed and Guard has brought destruction and terror to Gate Seven and now Maggie wants revenge. As the only after-life being who can save the souls from ultimate death Maggie comes face to face with her own human body, preserved for a century, waiting for just this moment to arrive.

Yet, how far will Maggie go to exact her revenge on the Shadowed? And when she comes face to face with her past, how will she survive the onslaught of memories she thought long gone?

For when the truth comes out all is not what it seems and Maggie has finally run out of time... She must choose her destiny or watch all she has perish in the fight for her life!

Praise for Katlyn Duncan

'Katlyn Duncan’s YA debut, Soul Taken, is a thrilling ride that will leave you breathless for the next page, and curious to find the true soul we nurture within.’ - Jennifer Murgia, author of the ANGEL STAR series & BETWEEN THESE LINES

‘I’m truly blown away by this series ... ONE of the best I’ve read this year!’ – Dark Novella

'The writing was spectacular... There was the perfect amount of angst, tension, and passion all blended together.’ – Tween 2 Teen Books

‘I really loved this book. From the first page I was totally hooked and couldn’t put it down until I was finished.’ - Dark Faerie Tales.

‘This is one of those books to look out for.’ - A Diary of a Book Addict

Book 1
One desperate journey for the truth

Returning to Willows Lake eleven years after her mother’s tragic death, Sloane Baker knows she will finally get the answers she needs! She always suspected that there was something more sinister at the heart of the accident that claimed her mother’s life, but a cryptic note could be the key to her past...

Two lives changed forever

The small town has always seemed safe to Brianna Taylor – until a mysterious new girl arrives who looks exactly like Bri! Now everything Bri knew has been thrown into question and Sloane’s arrival has changed the world of Willows Lake forever.

Strange things are happening in Willows Lake. But when they turn deadly, Bri and Sloane must find a way to save each other or risk losing everything they hold dear...

Watch out for the thrilling sequel Blackest Night coming soon

Praise for Katlyn Duncan’s The Life After Trilogy

'Katlyn Duncan’s YA debut, Soul Taken, is a thrilling ride that will leave you breathless for the next page, and curious to find the true soul we nurture within.’ - Jennifer Murgia, author of the ANGEL STAR series & BETWEEN THESE LINES

‘I’m truly blown away by this series ... ONE of the best I’ve read this year!’ – Dark Novella

'The writing was spectacular... There was the perfect amount of angst, tension, and passion all blended together.’ – Tween 2 Teen Books

‘I really loved this book. From the first page I was totally hooked and couldn’t put it down until I was finished.’ - Dark Faerie Tales.

‘This is one of those books to look out for.’ - A Diary of a Book Addict

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